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Financial Analysis for Business Performance

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Course Features

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Duration

12 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Available on

Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Beginner

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Effort

4 hours per week

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

Do you struggle to transform your financial data into useful insights? Recent years have seen a dramatic digital transformation within the finance industry. The Financial Services Skills Taskforce identified Big Data Cloud Computing (AI) as the driving force behind the sector's job & skill landscape.

These changes have led to a shortage of skills in the insurance and finance sectors. Analytics was cited as the most in-demand skill. This is a fact that 38% of the organisations surveyed have a shortage in this area.

This ExpertTrack will assist you in your transition to entry-level financial roles in all industries. You will learn how to analyse, communicate and interpret financial data in order to make data-driven business decisions that optimize your company's performance. You will be able input on the profit and loss responsibility team, budget-management, and financial forecasting.

Business finance functions are increasingly relying on technology and tools to increase productivity. Financial professionals, as well as business professionals, are expected to be proficient with a variety of accounting finance and data platforms such as spreadsheets and databases like Excel or Google Sheets.

Xero, the largest online accounting platform in Australia and the UK, has over 1.8 million users. Anyone who wants to learn and apply new financial concepts that can be applied across many areas of life should have Xero. It can be used to communicate information that drives effective decision-making using data visualisations and storytelling techniques.

This ExpertTrack's content was adapted from the Financial Analysis and Decision Making Microcredential. If you are interested in learning more, take a look here. It offers smaller cohorts and tutor interaction as well as academic credit.

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Skills You Will Gain

Prerequisites/Requirements

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If you're looking to move into an entry-level finance position, or you're a professional with increasing responsibility for managing, analysing and communicating insights gained from financial data, this ExpertTrack will equip you with the skills necessar

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No prior experience is required, but some knowledge of financial analysis and/or accounting will prove advantageous

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During this ExpertTrack well be using Excel

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If you dont have Excel, you might find this online version useful

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What You Will Learn

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Explain the purpose of financial planning and budgeting, and how they contribute to achieving business goals

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Produce reporting-systems to support business decision-making

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Analyse the various cost-types of a business

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Discuss the numerous approaches to enhance an organisation's financial performance

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Articulate key data to support business decision-making

Target Students

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This ExpertTrack will help grow your confidence when it comes to engaging with financial data, conducting financial analysis and communicating useful business insights

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Entry-level finance or accounting professionals looking to progress into higher-skill positions

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Current finance professionals required to engage with increasing volumes of data and who need to communicate critical insights across diverse audiences

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New managers

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Leaders

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Business owners who are responsible for budgets, forecasts and profit-and-loss performance

Course Instructors

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Alysha Randall (CPA)

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Commercially focused Finance Director / CFO with experience working with fast growth online SMEs in different sectors, including two successful exits (Amazon acquisition & Funding Circles IPO)
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